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SEECO fined for ‘mineral trespass’ in county

Sep 10, 2015 4:49pm

Oil and gas company SEECO has agreed to pay $950,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that it drilled into unleased, federally owned natural gas in Conway and Van Buren counties...

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Schools can apply for fitness center

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is encouraging Arkansas elementary and middle schools to compete for three fitness centers that will be created in the state by the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness...

Education department gives grades to schools

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

For the first time, Arkansas public schools received A-F letter grades on their annual report cards issued by the state Department of Education.

The letter grades are required by Act 696 of...

Common Core panel plans ‘listening’ tour

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review will hold five hearings in Little Rock and and visit nine cities on a listening tour over the next several weeks, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said lasat week...


Rethink process for picking judges, governor says

Apr 16, 2015 3:22pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he believes it is time to rethink the way judges are named to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“I have always been a consistent advocate...

State briefs

Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Worker’s illness spurs warning

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the...

House Speaker Jim Gillam, R-Judsonia, talks to reporters in his office last week after the session. (John Lyon/Arkansas News Bureau photo)

3 ballot proposals get OK as session goes into recess

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters April 2, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Upon completing their...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the so-called religious freedom bill during a news conference last week. (Arkansas News Bureau photo)

Fallout from controversial bill different for Hutchinson, Pence

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The paths that led to “religious freedom” bills being signed into law in Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday were similar in many ways, but political observers say Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson may...

March revenues down from year ago

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Arkansas revenues for March were down 5.5 percent compared to a year ago and 3.5 percent below forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Thursday.

Net available revenues last month totaled $...

Governor names computer science task force

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed 15 people to the state Computer Science Task Force.

The task force will be responsible for researching and recommending computer science and...

Stamp to honor Angelou debuts April 7

Apr 02, 2015 3:31pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp on April 7, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her...

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